Father Hood

Last Updated on: October 18th, 2023

Father Hood (Hollywood Pictures Movie)

“Father Hood” is a comedy-drama film released in 1993, directed by Darrell Roodt. The movie stars Patrick Swayze as Jack Charles, Halle Berry as Kathleen Mercer, and Sabrina Lloyd as Kelly Charles.

The story follows Jack Charles, a small-time con artist and deadbeat dad who is struggling to make ends meet and provide for his kids, Kelly and Eddie. When his ex-wife, Kathleen Mercer, passes away, Jack decides to take custody of his children to keep them out of foster care.

As a man with a questionable past, Jack faces challenges in proving that he can be a responsible and caring father. He embarks on a cross-country journey with his kids to escape social workers and make a fresh start. Along the way, they encounter various misadventures, and Jack must confront his past mistakes and learn to be a better father.

“Father Hood” is known for its heartwarming and comedic elements, as well as Patrick Swayze’s charming performance. The film explores themes of redemption, family bonds, and the power of love and second chances.

The movie received mixed reviews from critics but has gained a following among fans of family-oriented comedies and those who appreciate stories of personal growth and transformation.

“Father Hood” serves as a touchstone for viewers seeking an endearing and feel-good film that celebrates the journey of a flawed man learning to be a responsible and loving father. It offers a heartwarming and entertaining tale of family dynamics and the importance of parental love and responsibility.

Additional Details


  • Patrick Swayze: Jack Charles
  • Halle Berry: Kathleen Mercer
  • Sabrina Lloyd: Kelly Charles
  • Brian Bonsall: Eddie Charles
  • Michael Ironside: Jerry
  • Diane Ladd: Rita
  • Bob Gunton: Lazzaro
  • Adrienne Barbeau: Celeste


  • Director: Darrell James Roodt
  • Producer: Gillian Gorfil, Nicholas Pileggi and Anant Singh
  • Writer: Scott Spencer

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